What started simply back in 1987 as the Homeboy Jacket, complete with irie colors on the chenille patch, wool melton body and leather sleeves, has over the years become a piece almost as iconic as the name “Stussy” itself.
Originally created for only the closest members of the Tribe during Shawn Stussy’s travels – including bestowing the gifted offering on the likes of Alex Turnbull, Hiroshi Fujiwara and Jules Gayton – the one-of-a-kind jacket featured personalized embroidery on the breast pocket and laid the groundwork for the IST (International Stussy Tribe) Jacket that is still available during select contemporary seasons.
Seen as a symbol for loyalty, authenticity and heritage, the IST is an OG piece of outerwear that sees its influence present on modern day staple streetwear offerings like the stadium jacket. The International Stussy Tribe Jacket is and will always be a reminder that success stems from meaningful relationships with likeminded individuals.
Homeboy Stussy Varsity Jacket (1988)
One Love Varsity Jacket (1989)
International Stussy Tribe Varsity Jacket (1990)
Zulu Mask Varsity Jacket (1990)
Joker Varsity Jacket (1991)
Surfman Varsity Jacket (1991)
SS Coupe Varsity Jacket (1992)
Tokyo Varsity Jacket (1995)
Big 4 Varsity Jacket (1998)
Stussy Sport Varsity Jacket
Stussy 25th Anniversary XXV Varsity Jacket (2005)
The year 2005 marked the 25th anniversary of the Stussy brand. In celebration of this “silver anniversary” there were many special products developed and released throughout the year at Stussy stores around the globe including the Stussy 25th Anniversary XXV Varsity Jacket. Highlights on this jacket include S-Crown chenille patch on left chest with XXV pin in classic letterman style below, “In This Great Future… You Can’t Forget Your Past” embroidery on left chest and a classic Stussy logo across the back. Also features vintage advertisement lining and silver thread detailing.
Stussy World Tour Varsity Jacket (2006)
The Stussy World Tour project featured a group of over 40 artists who were handpicked and invited to do their rendition of the classic Stussy World Tour t-shirt. This project culminated with the release of the Stussy x Nike World Tour shoes and Stussy World Tour Varsity Jacket. Highlights include all over Stussy World Tour print and massive World Tour skull on the back.
International Stussy Tribe Varsity Jacket (2008)
The International Stussy Tribe Varsity Jacket was released by Stussy Japan and featured a notable Rasta color theme. Highlights include the I.S.T. S-Crown and SS-Link logos on the chest along with the phrases “International Stussy Tribe. Feelin’ Irie Inna Skankin’ Stylie. Peace.” on the back. Also available in red body/white sleeves and green body/white sleeves.
Stussy Retrospective Rasta Varsity Jacket (2009)
The Stussy Retrospective Rasta Varsity Jacket was released by Stussy Japan in preparation for Stussy’s 30th Anniversary. Featuring a collaborative design with Konno Tomohiro from NEXUSVII, this jacket featured the classic Stussy Rasta Lion in a gold patch.
Stussy x Kostas Seremetis Varsity Jacket (2010)
The Stussy x Kostas Seremetis Varsity Jacket was part of a bigger capsule collection released at the same time. Highlights include custom artwork by artist Kostas Seremetis on a series of patches including the Kostas crown chenille patch on the chest, S-Bolt patch on the sleeve and hardcore punk inspired embroideries across the back.
Stussy x ROC STAR Varsity Jacket (2010)
The Stussy x ROC STAR Varsity Jacket features a collaboration with the renowned Japanese label and is highlighted by a classic SS-Link chenille patch on the left chest along with a massive “International ROC STAR Tribe” patch series on the back.
Stussy Retrospective Varsity Jacket (2010)
The Stussy Retrospective Varsity jacket released in 2010 was another collaboration with NEXUSVII in celebration of Stussy’s 30th Anniversary. Available in two colors featuring melton wool bodies and leather sleeves with a Rasta Lion chenille patch and massive I.S.T chenille patch on the chest. Also features “International Stussy Tribe” across the back, interesting diamond pattern on the collar and fresh stripe detail on the wrist and waist ribbing.
Stussy x Nike Sportswear NSW Destroyer Varsity (2010)
The year 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the Stussy brand and several special items were created for release throughout the year. One highlight was the Stussy x Nike XXX project which featured a Stussy x Nike shoe pack and a Stussy version of the acclaimed Nike NSW Destroyer Jacket. This rugged Stussy x Nike Destroyer Jacket perfectly combined sport durability with street style and featured chenille 30 Skull on the right chest along with the phrase “…Past, Present, Future…” embroidered on the left chest all tied together with the iconic Stussy 30th Anniversary royal blue highlight colors on the wrist cuff and waist ribbing.
Stussy x BAPE Varsity Jacket (2010)
The Stussy x BAPE collection consisted of a series of Stussy x BAPE tees, fleece, outerwear, denim, shoes and denim that released over the winter of 2010 and finally culminated with the Stussy x BAPE Varsity Jacket. This jacket was produced in Japan by BAPE for Stussy and was built using the highest quality materials available for the melton wool body and leather sleeves. Adornments include the SS-Link chenille patch and APE chenille patch on the front chest areas along with a huge “Survival Of The Fittest!!!” embroidery on the back. This special jacket was available in black and grey and sold out quickly around the globe.
International Stussy Tribe Varsity Jacket (2012)
The International Stussy Tribe will be recognizing both past and present this Holiday 2012 season as part of a capsule collection highlighting the IST culture. The all encompassing collection boasts a range of items including paisley button-up shirts, sweats (hoodies, crewnecks, pants), caps, and a slew of accessories bearing some of Stussy’s iconic graphics including 8-ball, SS link, Reggae Lion, Surfman and more.
The crown jewel of the collection is a piece deeply rooted in the IST movement: the classic Varsity jacket. It’s been 4 years since the IST jacket was last seen, but its triumphant return takes center stage here. The Made in USA IST Varsity jacket was made in collaboration with purveyors of classic and durable outerwear Golden Bear. This collection will see 3 variations of the jacket including a North America version to be found at Stussy Chapter locations including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Las Vegas, Guam and Honolulu, as well as a Tokyo edition to be found at Stussy Tokyo. And getting back to its roots, a special and extremely limited version will be released as a gift to IST members both past and present, as well as friends made along the way.